Get your hands on enchanting Sufi Poetry

Get your hands on enchanting Sufi Poetry

Get your hands on enchanting Sufi Poetry

by September 15, 2014 0 comments


A form of mystical poetry within Islam, Sufism is gaining popularity around the world. It can be described as a form of expression that exists within the Islamic religion and the one who practices this tradition is known as a Sufi. They consider their practice to be the true and purest form of Islam. These peace loving and extremely holy practitioners engage in soothing Sufi music and poetry which can be quiet enchanting.

Their signing and chanting are ways of getting closer to the Almighty and gaining more knowledge about him. Sufi saints are known to turn away from the earthly and material world and focus solely on God. The practice of Sufism has spread across continents along the years and their poems have been translated into many different languages. Their music is played during the time of worship or read privately by devotees.

Must Reads:

1. For generations, people have been fascinated by Sufism and want to read up about it. You can trace back the origins of Sufism in the book, Mystical Dimensions of Islam. It is a good book for people just getting acquainted with the subject. There are plenty of books on Sufi poetry on the internet and people are downloading it every minute.

2. Even online sites like have a huge collection of these books. Must read books include Love’s Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition, Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi, The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom and even Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey, all of which are easily accessible.

biographical-encyclopedia-of-sufis3. Everything you need to know about the famous Sufi’s of Africa and Europe can be found in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Sufis. If you have been reading up about Sufism, you must have probably come across the famous book by Samina Quraeshi titled Sacred Spaces – A Journey with the Sufis of the Indus. The book reveals the authors own experiences in the deeply spiritual centers of Sufism across Pakistan and even in northern India.

dance-of-the-soul4. Hazrat Inayat Khan is an author who is well associated with books based on Sufism. He has written many such books including Diwan of Inayat Khan, the Sufi Message and The Dance of the Soul: Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan.

It’s not just Indian and Pakistani authors who are fascinated by Sufism. It has inspired many international writers as well who have also published their books about this mystical tradition. Many Bollywood movies showcase clips of Sufi saints singing harmoniously in worship of God. The soothing music touches the soul far deeper than any other form of contemporary music. Whether you love Sufi poetry or you are just curious to know more about it, the internet is full of books to answer your doubts and entertain your requirements.

Get in touch with your spiritual side with a book based on Sufism. They are just a click away.

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